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    Contestant #9: Neil Zeller

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    Neil Zeller only has one piece of running equipment he can’t live without – and it’s not shoes. In fact, this 38-year-old runner and proud father from Calgary, AB runs barefoot – but can very often be seen out and about with his camera. While he loves to race, he tells iRun, “I love to volunteer for races too, because then I get to carry my good camera and shoot a lot more anecdotal photos during the race!”  In his blog, Zeller plans to share stories of his barefoot adventures, with both words and pictures.

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!